Quarterly Newsletter

It’s hard to believe that the first quarter of 2019 is ending in just a few short weeks. I wanted to share with you our progress and priorities as we move forward this year.

First, our board passed our first ever strategic plan and we have started implementation. Here are a few key points and strategies...
Opportunity Zones were designed to provide tax incentives to investors who fund businesses in underserved communities.  For More information on the Opportunity Zones, and how your business can benefit, please email Andrea@seattlesouthsidechamber.com
Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority Unveils New “Meeting Planner Tips” Video Series

The RTA is taking a new approach to attracting groups and meeting planners to the Seattle Southside area. The new “Meeting Planner Tips” video series kicked off in January with a how-to video for planners looking to get to Seattle via the Link light rail from their SeaTac hotel. The second video features Outreach Coordinator, Mandy Kruger and Business Development Manager, Noelle Khim discussing the benefits of natural light spaces for event attendees. The sales team at the RTA is always looking to cover new topics and feature other event spaces in this series. If you think your business would be of interest to meeting planner, reach out to Mandy at Mandy@seattlesouthside.com
Port connects local students to career opportunities

Tyee High School students in the Highline School District recently made a trip to Sea-Tac Airport to learn about careers in skilled trades at the Port.

Through a series of hands on activities, students were introduced to careers in field crew, the paint shop, carpentry, and autoshop and bus maintenance. The event, hosted by Port of Seattle Aviation Maintenance, was one of a variety of career awareness events the Port organizes throughout the year to help introduce students from nearby schools to career possibilities.

The Port of Seattle also supports career development of local high school and college students through its paid internship program. The Port’s internship program provides meaningful work and learning experiences, and allows students to try out new careers, develop skills and networks and benefit from mentoring. Applications for the program are accepted through the end of April.

Learn more and apply for internships here: https://www.portseattle.org/careers/internships
City of SeaTac Survey
The City of SeaTac is currently working with NoaNet to survey area residents and businesses about their broadband service to evaluate if the community's Internet needs are being met.

Visit the survey portal at http://noanet.servicezones.net/seatac to take the 5-minute survey and help the City understand if SeaTac has the infrastructure and services available it needs to thrive in the digital age.
Upcoming Events
Lunch & Learn: Women in Business
Friday, March 22, 2019
All are welcome to come to this Lunch & Learn for a panel discussion of the Future of Women in Business. Brown Bag your lunch and join us at Homewood Suites.
The Panel will feature:
Ayana Brown , ServPro of Renton
Darcel Lobo , DAL Law Firm
Betsy McFeely, Seattle Goodwill Industries
Kerry Wallingford, Wallingford Financial 

Chamber Mixer with Port of Seattle
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Join the Port of Seattle and other chamber members for our March Mixer at the Aloft Hotel in SeaTac. Come and hear the latest from Jim Peterson, the Port of Seattle’s Senior Manager of Customer Experience and Communications. Jim will talk about the efforts, both seen and unseen, his department is spearheading to make your visit through
Sea-Tac Airport a positive, seamless travel experience.

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